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Hidden Treasure - Acequia Madre Casita - Steps from Canyon Rd.

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Historic Eastside Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Peaceful, quiet, charming, this new Guesthouse/Casita in a private compound off of Acequia Madre offers a beautiful retreat in the heart of Santa Fe's historic Eastside. Architect designed in traditional Santa Fe style, with smooth plaster walls, fine woodwork, high beamed ceilings and skylights, the bright, comfortably furnished interior overlooks a lush garden planted to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Help yourself to fresh herbs from the garden if you feel like cooking, or try one of one of Santa Fe's many outstanding restaurants instead. Enjoy a stroll along the 400 year old Acequia Madre, right outside your door.

One block from Canyon Road galleries, shops and restaurants, a short walk from the Plaza, downtown, Museum Hill, and the Railyard, take off from here to explore the best of Santa Fe on foot, through one of the most distinctive historic neighborhoods in the country. Don't hassle with parking during tourist season or special events like Indian Market or the Folk Art Festival. On Christmas Eve, walk out your front door to join in Santa Fe's spectacular Farolito Walk. A wonderful place to visit any time of the year!

Inquire about our special weekly rates throughout the year and

our Special Monthly Rates November - March. Because of this, please note the 'Instant Quote' on the site may not reflect the accurate total for these periods.

Santa Fe City Permit # 11-00104852

Keywords: Guest House, Casita, Acequia Madre, Private, Romantic, Historic Eastside

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Margaret Denney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Margaret Denney

We have lived in Santa Fe since 1993. As architects and artists, we love the aesthetic appeal of Santa Fe's unique historic district and chose to live in this neighborhood because of that. Santa Fe's small town atmosphere combined with its wide range of cultural opportunities fits our lifestyle. We also appreciate the natural beauty of the area and the easy access to hiking, cycling, and winter sport opportunities.

Margaret Denney purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Margaret Denney chose Santa Fe

We think this location is simply the best in Santa Fe. Our guesthouse is tucked away in a lovely private compound in a beautiful, unique neighborhood, and provides easy access to all that Santa Fe has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

One reason we chose to live in this spot is because we love to walk around Santa Fe. From our home we are minutes (on foot) from Canyon Road, the Downtown Subscription, the Plaza, museums and all of the shops, galleries, restaurants, and homes along the way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A small haven within a larger haven (Santa Fe). I always felt it was like coming home.

Thank you Peg & Ken for it all.


(5 month stay)
Mar 2010
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based on 25 traveler reviews

Hidden Treasure - Acequia Madre Casita - Steps from Canyon Rd.
average rating of 4.84 based on 34 reviews

Property was very well cared for with a great location. Easy drive to most places in Santa Fe.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well equipped and although we did not cook it did have everything anyone would need to make a meal. Place was clean and well cared for. We did use the sofa bed which was comfortable. Place was quiet and within walking distance of Canyon Road. We did drive to downtown but that was our preference. Would definitely stay there again if back in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home- perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was great for a long weekend getaway. The location was perfect - walking distance to Canyon Road and even the square. Very well-maintained and as promised in the listing and as mentioned by other reviewers. We loves the Teahouse Restaurant on Canyon Road which is especially friendly (gluten-free) for someone with celiac disease. The gluten free quiche and scones were amazing. We ate there three times during our stay. Also enjoyed eating outside at El Farol and then moving inside to listen to the band. We hope to return and would definitely recommend this property - a real gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Full of lovely natural light and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great week in Santa Fe and this well located casita was a big part of the reason. The space has high ceilings and lots of windows. The furniture is comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with all the cookware we needed, although we ate lunch and dinner out most of the time. The galleries of Canyon Rd are one block away, access to I25 is minutes away, and when we wanted to be downtown we drove 5 minutes to the visitor's center on Old Santa Fe Trail and parked there for free instead of using the pay lots in town. From there it is a 3-4 block walk to the Plaza. We would definitely rent this property again and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I had such a lovely stay at this "Hidden Treasure. " I have had my eye on this rental for a couple years as an option while visiting our daughter in Santa Fe. Though we have stayed in nice hotels in Samta Fe, I finally decided to skip the hotel experience, and I could not be more pleased. The property is as pictured and even more charming to experience. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, the Casista has wonderful light and feels spacious with the high ceiling and Windows. It has everything you could need for 2-4 people. The location could not have been more perfect for me to access the Plaza, Canyon road, Railyard, Historic East side, and nearby trails for a morning run. I had the opportunity to meet Ken (owner) and he was very kind and made me few at home. While I did. not need anything while I was there I felt the owners would be attentive to any need during my stay. I am especially grateful to have found a special property that my husband and I will not hesitate to try to book for future trips to Santa Fe to visit our daughter.

Thank you Ken and Margaret for sharing your beautiful property, making my stay in Santa Fe extra special.

Kind Regards,

Amy (Missoula MT)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second stay at the casita and it's as wonderful as ever. This property is for people who want to be within (extended) walking distance of the plaza and all its related bustle but far enough away to have peace and quiet. It's wonderfully appointed and the space is airy, sunny, and light. We especially like the house's backyard and its trees and greenery. Ken and Peg are totally responsive and helpful with anything you might need. We look forward to returning again hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review, Donna. We loved having you back and are glad you're still enjoying staying at the Casita. Looking forward to seeing you and Geoff again!
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Lovely casita and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Indeed, a small hidden treasure and I wish I could have managed to stay longer. The area is pretty, safe and at walkable distance from everything Santa Fe offers. I was agreeably surprised, and I found the casita welcoming, charming, clean, exquisitely decorated, and I quickly felt home. Plenty of coffee, tea and anything you need, if you are willing to cook. Close to Canon Road and most of the art galleries are . I also enjoyed meeting my hosts, Ken and Peggy and they were gracious. Peggy is a talented artist and was kind to let me see her art studio. One thing though, if you have AT&T, your cell may not work at all. I intent to use T-mobile the next time around, when I am there. .

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Nadia. We enjoyed meeting you and are happy you had a good visit. Hope to see you again on another trip.
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
El Farol
Nearest Train
2 Miles
New Mexico Road Runner
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Geronimo, Compound, El Farol
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ski Santa Fe

Santa Fe hosts many unique annual events. Music lovers enjoy the Santa Fe Opera and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Art lovers can attend Indian Market, the International Folk Art Festival, Art Santa Fe, Spanish Market, SOFA West, the Santa Fe Film Festival, plus photography, clay and painting workshops.

The Santa Fe Ski Basin is a 30 minute drive away (winter snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding). Within minutes are 30 miles of hiking trails, the Audubon Center, and 10,000 Waves Japanese Health Spa. Visit nearby Native American Pueblos and archeological sites.


Rates & Availability

Historic Eastside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please contact us for special pricing during Winter months. This "Instant Quote" will not display our lower rates for these times. Please also note that the VRBO/Homeaway "Instant Quote" is not accurate for stays of longer than 1 week. Please contact the owner via email or phone to confirm the total cost of longer stays. Thank you.

Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve Holiday Rates $160. per night plus tax and cleaning fee
Christmas week - Min. 7 night stay $1,200. plus tax and cleaning fee

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic Eastside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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